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Old 04-25-2018, 03:06 PM
 
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I saw that some people were moving to the beach area even with the probability of a hurricane.
Any areas of the NC coast that have not been damaged by erosion and heavy storms?
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Old 04-25-2018, 03:27 PM
 
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I saw that some people were moving to the beach area even with the probability of a hurricane.
Um, yes, people have been moving to beach areas for many, many years in many, many different places.

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Any areas of the NC coast that have not been damaged by erosion and heavy storms?
In what time frame? All of recorded history? Define "damaged".

North Carolina's beaches are almost all barrier islands, and as such are very fragile. Erosion of beaches happens even without storms. In fact, the Outer Banks are slowly migrating westward, and have been since they first appeared 5-7,000 years ago.

What is the context of your question?
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Old 04-25-2018, 05:06 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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I saw that some people were moving to the beach area even with the probability of a hurricane.
Any areas of the NC coast that have not been damaged by erosion and heavy storms?
No place on the NC coast, or the East coast as a rule, is "without hurricanes". Sometimes I wonder if Google even still exists...

List of NC Hurricanes and
List of NC Hurricanes since 2000.

But it doesn't matter what the history has been; a new hurricane could strike anywhere on the coast regardless of what's ever hit there before.

Look at a map. Note the way the NC coast just out into the ocean compared to SC. That = vulnerability.

Learn a little bit about Atlantic hurricanes and their paths. They hit the coast. They hit NC.

However, the likelihood, while not 0 and not predictable, is rare. People manage to live there just fine. Constant fear of hurricanes is not on their mind.

But, you will not find a place 100% immune to hurricane danger on the NC coast.
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Old 04-26-2018, 10:32 AM
 
Location: Winston-Salem, NC
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The answer to OP's question is "No."

We recently bought oceanfront property at North Topsail Beach, in the area of some of the worst erosion on pretty much the entire coast. This means we have walk a short distance for a usable beach, and might not be able to access a nearby beach at all at high tide. As far as hurricanes, we'll have plenty of warning and time to evacuate as necessary.
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Old 04-26-2018, 04:46 PM
 
Location: Danville, VA
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I suspect OP is trolling. Go to his history and look at his other thread in the Georgia forum.
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Old 04-26-2018, 07:36 PM
 
Location: Winston-Salem, NC
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I suspect OP is trolling. Go to his history and look at his other thread in the Georgia forum.
I should have known. Don't feed the trolls!
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Old 05-19-2018, 12:18 PM
 
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The question was a legitimate one. Sorry if some of you were offended. I'm not even sure what a troll is.
Anyway, I found a site that helps if anyone is interested.

https://msc.fema.gov/portal
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Old 05-19-2018, 04:21 PM
 
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The question was a legitimate one. Sorry if some of you were offended. I'm not even sure what a troll is.
Anyway, I found a site that helps if anyone is interested.

https://msc.fema.gov/portal
Flood maps have very little connection with the erosion of beaches by storms. All beaches are, virtually by definition, in a flood zone. And all beaches are subject to erosion during storms and hurricanes. I'm happy to provide you with more information, but i still don't understand what information you are seeking.

I find this site much easier to use than the FEMA site for flood zone maps in NC:

http://fris.nc.gov/fris/Home.aspx?ST=NC
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Old 05-20-2018, 09:00 AM
 
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Flood maps have very little connection with the erosion of beaches by storms. All beaches are, virtually by definition, in a flood zone. And all beaches are subject to erosion during storms and hurricanes. I'm happy to provide you with more information, but i still don't understand what information you are seeking.

I find this site much easier to use than the FEMA site for flood zone maps in NC:

Flood Risk Information System
Thanks for sharing this site, Bill. We were in Surf City last week and (wife) might be smitten. We are toying with idea of buying a lot and building and all the info, potential costs, etc, is mind blowing for this land lubber.
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Old 05-20-2018, 01:51 PM
 
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Nearly anywhere along the NC coast, can be susceptible to erosion and storm damage. With the predicted rise in sea levels in the future, it certainly will become more of an issue. Do your research, look at recent weather events for the areas you are considering, to determine how storms and erosion have affected them in the past 5 years.

I moved to the mainland in Sunset Beach, NC this year, about 3 miles from the beach. We spent nearly 2 years searching for an NC Coastal area where we wanted to move. We searched from the Outer Banks, down the coast into South Carolina, and that included Topsail and Surf City.

We knew right from the start we were not moving onto an island, due to the potential impact from Hurricanes. Additionally, the costs for property and houses are significantly elevated on the islands, as are insurance costs (I've heard quotes of over 10K a year for Homeowners + Flood for some island properties).

Rather, we bought on the mainland into a community that offered the amenities we wanted, including a large parking lot at the beach that our HOA owns.

We don't regret the move at all, love living here in NC. Good luck.


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